Today we will be looking at the PC version of Crysis. I’m not much of a PC gamer, and as my luck would have it, right after I started this, I found out they were releasing a console version. Nevertheless, I got my PC gaming on and beat this offering from EA and Crytek.
So without further adieu, let’s get to it.
For a 2007 game, this game has fantastic graphics. Even by the standards of some more recent offerings from the last couple of years on either PS3 or Xbox 360, the graphics for Crysis are well better than average. I know there are a lot of dedicated PC gamers out there with top of the line gaming machines, so I’m sure this looks beyond anything I can even begin to imagine on those PC’s.
Just as the graphics, the audio offerings are better than average. The dialogue, when there was some between the members of the team, is pretty well written and does a pretty solid job of movie the story along. Beyond that, most of the talking is radio communication and yelling from Korean soldiers.
The gunfire and explosions sound authentic, as do the other sound effects such as creaking floor boards, crunching leaves while walking through the woods, etc…
For as outstanding as everything else is about this game, the story is a little ridiculous. Archaeologists, the Korean Army, super human nano-suits, and aliens. Yeah…sounds absurd doesn’t it? But there were good writers working on this project, and they made it work. You don’t even realize until later how outlandish the story is, because while you’re playing, it just seems like a natural progression.
Crysis is easily a must play, and with it available on Xbox 360 and the PSN, there’s no reason for anyone not to take this for a spin. I got a code to download this with my Crysis 3 pre-order, so I’ll likely be playing this again down the line to see how the console version measures up.
As for the PC version, is a masterpiece. If you have yet to play this, do yourself a favor and play it. If you have played this, then you don’t need me to tell you that you should probably play it again.
Crysis gets a five out of five: EXCELLENT.